The Lord knows those who are His. — 2 Timothy 2:19

Read: Psalm 139:1-12

Arctic sea birds called guillemots live on rocky coastal cliffs, where thousands of them come together in small areas. Because of the crowded conditions, the females lay their eggs side by side in a long row. It’s incredible that a mother bird can identify the eggs that belong to her. Studies show that even when one is moved some distance away, she finds it and carries it back to its original location.

Our heavenly Father is far more intimately acquainted with each of His children. He is aware of every thought, emotion, and decision we make. From morning till night He gives personal attention to our daily affairs. Overwhelmed by this glorious reality, the psalmist exclaimed in amazement, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it” (Psalm 139:6).

Not only does this evoke our praise, but it should also bring great comfort to our hearts. Jesus told His disciples that the Father knows when a single sparrow falls to the ground. Because people are of so much greater value than the birds, God’s children can be assured of His constant care.

How wonderful it is to be such a well-loved, “well-known” person!

Mart De Haan

The Savior knows our deepest need,
He knows our every care;
Our Lord has promised to be near
And all our burdens share.


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